Relaxing immigration and emigration rules dangerous; says defence secretary.

Wednesday, 08 May 2013 - 8:29


Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse says that a situation dangerous to the South Asian region has been created as a result of Sri Lanka relaxing the Immigration and Emigration rules for the sake of tourism.


The Defence Secretary says that this has made it possible for terrorists and criminals to use Sri Lanka as a centre.


The sixth session of the Bay of Bengal Countries’ Polyt-echnology and Economic Co-operation Conference was held in Colombo yesterday.


The Defence Secretary made the above statement while participating in the occasion.